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Jahm Najafi on global sports investment trends

In this week's episode, podcast co-hosts Eric Fisher and Chris Russo interview Jahm Najafi, chief executive of The Najafi Companies and vice chairman of the National Basketball Association's Phoenix Suns. Eric and Chris also discuss the recent deal in which venerable trading card entity The Topps Co. will become a public company, the continued growth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs), New York state enacting mobile sports betting, and the emergence of Genius Sports following its landmark agreement to acquire National Football League data rights.

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